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Nature of Science

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Compass
tool that tells directions.
Metric ruler
measure the length of an object in centimeters (cm).
Mass
the amount of matter in an object, does not change when in space.
Spring scale
measures the weigh of an object with the use of gravity.
Balance
used to measure the mass (g) of an object.
Observation
the use of your senses to make a prediction.
Telescope
used to see objects that are very far away.
Experiment
a series of steps taken to solve a problem.
Measurement
the use of tools to make a prediction.
Thermometer
used to measure the temperature.
Control
what stays the same in an experiment.
Hypothesis
an educated guess to the problem.
Recycle
to reuse a material.
Hazard
something that can harm or hurt you.
Weight
the force of gravity on an object, changes when in space.
Variable
what is changed in an experiment. Usually only one.
Analysis
what happened in the experiment.
Microscope
magnifies small objects.
Conservation
the carful use of resources.
Graduated cylinder
used to measure the amount of liquid in millileters (mL).
Problem
what you want to know in an experiment.
Precaution
when you are careful to avoid an accident.
Conclusion
an explanation of the results of the experiment.

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